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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown Reviews

9 Ma May, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

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90%

Rating
1324 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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100%

Excellent! Had 2 nights then 2 nights 3 days on halong bay which was messy!!! Excellent trip booze cruise and tubing were great. Then had 1 more night back in Hanoi and they organised me a taxi to airport 30 mins away $17 between how ever many passengers. Free walking tour is helpful and the map. Showers/WC on each floor. Great for lone travellers Tv room upstairs is great to socialise as is the bar downstairs 2-4-1 happy hour. Free breakfast is great!!! Can't recommend this place enough!!!

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Hey, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review. We love the feedback that you have given about all the facilities and services that we provide. Also I am very happy to see that you had an excellent time on our Castaway Halong bay tour. Thank you for the excellent feedback and we would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

77%

Go here if you want to sleep in a 24/7 club. If you're travelling by yourself, or just generally looking to meet people at your leisure, having one or two drinks over interested conversation while someone is playing acoustic guitar in the background in the meantime, stay away. Facilities and location are great. The staff is divided between very kind people (mainly the Vietnamese employees) and those who treat you like just another person with cash.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thank you for your feedback of our facilities that we provide. We do have another location in town that has a bit of a different more chilled out vibe, that would have maybe suited you more. It has a nice rooftop bar that closes at 9:30pm so that there is not too much noise in the hostel. We hope as a team that you do come back in the future and that the rest of your travels will go safely and are awesome. Cheers, Downtown Manager

94%

A fantastic stay at downtown backpackers. Would highly recommend this hostel especially with there fun evening activities and offers on alcohol. Perfect for backpackers.


100%

Great Place to meet lots of people. It's a party atmosphere kind of hostel so if you're down with that, you will have a blast everyday. Many Showers & Toilets. Pricey full bar compared with local prices. They have also pricey tours but its worth it if you meet the right people and decide to go together. Bars & clubs are within 3 blocks radius. lockers in room & room cards. Free water right on the hallway. daily events. People from hostels close by come to the bar to hangout and meet other people

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey mate, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and feedback. I am very happy to see you had a great time on our tours as well as a great stay in the hostel. Thank you for the feedback about our facilities that we provide as well as the atmosphere that we create. We thank you for the great feedback and would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

97%

Brilliantly organised. They provided all facilities you could possibly need. The included breakfast was served super fast and tasted yum. Each night there was a great atmosphere downstairs, whilst even the movie room upstairs had a great chilled vibe. Definitely recommended!

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Hey, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review and some excellent feedback. I am glad to see that everything was up to satisfaction and that you enjoyed our facilities, such as the movie room. We as a team hope that the rest of the travels went well and we would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Good area best vibe. Rate boat cruise and pub crawl heaps!!

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Hey mate, Cheers for the review and feedback. I am glad to see you had an awesome stay at our hostel and that you really enjoyed our pub crawl too. I am happy to see you had a excellent time on our cruise too. Hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Amazing facilities. Really loved the free water. Excellent vibe.

  • 16th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hey, Thank you for your comment and feedback. I am glad to see you had a great stay and enjoyed our services. Would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Great hostel with an awesome atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful as well. Definitely book the castaway tour to halong bay as well.

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Hey mate, I am very happy to see you had a great stay at our hostel, and that our staff were friendly and good help you when needed. Also it is good to see you had a good time on our Castaway tour too. Cheers, Downtown Manager

94%

Great place to stay for a lovely atmosphere! had loads of fun

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Hey, Glad to see you had an excellent stay and enjoyed the atmosphere that we create in the hostel. Would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Without a doubt one of the best hostels I've stayed at in SE Asia. Staff are incredible, they work so hard to make sure everyone is having a great time and that the hostel is kept clean and safe at all times. Social areas are fantastic, movies playing all day if you want to relax, pool table and computers, plenty of opportunities to meet people. Rooms are clean, own lockers and storage. Every night there's an event on; pub quiz, beer pong, bbqs. Halong bay, castaway tour a must!!

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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a review and some feedback. I am so happy to see you had a great stay with us and that our staff helped make that stay even better. It is something we strive to do throughout all our hostels. Thank you also for the great feedback about the facilities that we provide, and the daily events that we run. We hope the rest of your travels went well and that we see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

80%

Great atmosphere, full of young party crowd, perfect location. Private rooms way overpriced compared to other hotels in the area.

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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a review and feedback. I am glad to see you had a great stay at our hostel. Thank you for the feedback and hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

86%

Hanoi backpackers is a great hostel for youth! Crazy parties every night. The only thing I would change is that the staff wasn't very helpful...I went on a tour to Halong Bay and forgot my phone in one of the bunks. When I told the staff worker on the bus back, she seemed not to care and didn't make any phone calls until we got back to the hostel. I didn't hear from her after that. After speaking with 2 more staff at seperate times (both who had no idea about my missing phone) both were useless

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, thank you for leaving us a review and some feedback. I am glad to see you had a good time in the hostel and out in Halong bay. I am saddened to hear however that our staff were not too helpful in regards to your phone going missing. It is something we as a team will work on immediately so this does not happen again in the future. I do however hope that the rest of your stay and travels went well and that you come back in the future. Downtown Manager

94%

This place was by far the best hostel I have stayed in!! The whole package! Loved every minute I was there and you will too!!

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Hey mate, Cheers for leaving us a review and feedback. I am very happy to see you had a great stay with us and that is the best hostel you have ever stayed at. Hope to see you again in the future, and that the rest of your travels went well. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Amazing place to stay for young backpackers. Atmosphere was great easy way to meet lots of people. Staff was amazingly helpful and friendly

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Hey mate, Thank you for leaving us a review and feedback. I am very happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff awesome at what they do. We all as a team hope to see you again in the future and thank you for the amazing feedback. Cheers, Downtown Manager

91%

Best hostel in hanoi the atmosphere is brilliant too! Shower rooms and toilet were pretty decent too! Only small bad point was my room smelt of stinky feet! Maybe someone needed a wash!

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Hey mate, Thank you for leaving a review and giving up the time to leave us some feedback. I am glad to see you had an excellent stay and that our facilities provided were up to standards. Smelly people is something we cannot always control however, but we will try to if informed in the future. We hope to see you again in the future and that the rest of the travels went well. Cheers, Downtown Manager

86%

International staff, very helpfull. Great atmosphere, always full of people.it's a bit overpriced.

  • 10th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello man, Great to see that you had a good time at our hostel and that our staff were there to help you with your needs. We as a hostel are always looking to make everyone's stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you for the feedback and we all would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

94%

Great hostel. Helpful staff. Bar is overpriced. Get cheap beer just next door

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thank you for your review and taking the time to leave us some feedback. I am glad to see that our staff were helpful in making your stay here an excellent one. We all as a team hope that the rest of the travels went well and that we will see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

77%

Party hostel with super nice lounge to chill in on the 5 floor. Had multiple reservations over 10 days so stayed in different rooms, but all were nice. Free breakfast was an added bonus

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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a review and taking the time to leave us some feedback. I am glad to see you had a great stay at different times during your travels. Thank you for the feedback on the facilities and services we also provide. We would love to see you again in the future and hope the rest of the travels went well. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

It's a party hostel, lots of fun. We could hear the noise from outside at night but other than that couldn't fault the hostel

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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a review and taking the time to give us some feedback. I am glad to see you had a great stay at our hostel. We all hope the rest of the travels went well and safe and that you will come back again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

The only hostel to stay at Hanoi in my opinion. Great place to meet people, or bump into people you've met on the road! Good food, lively bar and a great base to plan your Vietnam adventure from.


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